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Urban sustainability and market typologies : lessons from Tabriz Bazaar

Shouri, Amir and Datta, Sambit 2009, Urban sustainability and market typologies : lessons from Tabriz Bazaar, in ANZAScA 2009 : Performative ecologies in the built environment | Sustainable research across disciplines : Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, University of Tasmania, ANZAScA, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-8.

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Title Urban sustainability and market typologies : lessons from Tabriz Bazaar
Author(s) Shouri, Amir
Datta, Sambit
Conference name Conference of A.N.Z.A.Sc.A. (43rd : 2009 : Launceston, Tasmania)
Conference location Launceston, Tasmania
Conference dates 25-27 November 2009
Title of proceedings ANZAScA 2009 : Performative ecologies in the built environment | Sustainable research across disciplines : Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, University of Tasmania
Editor(s) Loo, Stephen
Nolan, Greg
Sequeira, Sabrina
Soriano, Florence
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 8
Publisher ANZAScA
Place of publication Launceston, Tasmania
Keyword(s) sustainability
tabriz bazaar
urban morphology
urban typology
Summary The market is an essential component of urban form. Contemporary shopping malls can benefit from the inherent efficiencies of traditional markets. This paper addresses the development of sustainable models of market typologies based on a specific case study, the Bazaar of Tabriz in Iran.

As one of the biggest historical covered markets in the world (Moradi and Nassabi 2007), it remains an effective trading centre in the city. What are the lessons that make Tabriz a sustainable urban typology and what lessons can we draw from its spatial and operational structure?

To address this question, the paper presents two analytical studies of the urban and building morphology of Tabriz. First, the paper presents an analysis of the urban and social structure of the market based on Lynchian analysis. Second, it provides an analysis of the thermal, ventilation and lighting principles used in the buildings of the market and how they respond to the extreme climatic conditions of north-west Iran.

Rainfall and snow in one side and hot summers in the other, give the buildings in the city really critical performance in terms of life span during the years of operation.

The main target in this case study, is to illuminate the urban typological clarifications in the Bazaar of Tabriz, which wilt elucidate how parallel links between urban morphology (land cover) and urban typology (land use) in a defined urban planning can form a sustainable urban space. Moreover, how the case of this study can be an energy efficient complex with its own urban morphology.

The lessons of Tabriz for the development of contemporary markets are summarised in the paper and need to be addressed at two scales, namely the urban scale and the scale of the building.
ISBN 9781862955479
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, ANZAScA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029194

Document type: Conference Paper
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